One day after Gore won the Oscar, the right-wing "press" went after him for his energy consumption, essentially calling Gore a hypocrite. It worked -- they got their sound bite out there. Of course, if they had dug a little deeper, they would have found that the reason Gore's home energy bill is so high is because it is run on GREEN energy.
Additionally, my sister, who is a bartender, told me that she overheard some of her customers talking about the awards the other night. They said that as soon as Gore won the award, they turned off their TVs. When I heard this, I gave her my standard answer: I hope these guys get sucked off this earth by a super-tornado.
These anti-science, ignorant bunch of cretins can kiss my ass.
Gore Defends Mansion's Power Consumption
(CBS News) NASHVILLE, Tenn. Al Gore, the former vice president whose documentary film about global warming won an Academy Award this week, is defending his energy use after being slammed by a conservative group that claims he isn't "walking the walk" of an environmentalist.
The group accuses Gore of using too much electricity to power his sprawling Nashville mansion.
A spokeswoman for Gore said the former vice president invests in enough renewable energy to make up for the home's power consumption. The spokeswoman said Gore purchases enough "green power" — renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and methane gas — to balance 100 percent of his electricity costs.
"Sometimes when people don't like the message, in this case that global warming is real, it's convenient to attack the messenger," Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said.
Gore participates in a utility program that sells blocks of "green power" for an extra $4 a month. Gore purchases 108 such blocks every month, covering 16,200 kilowatt-hours and helping subsidize renewable energy sources.
Gore's documentary film "An Inconvenient Truth," which chronicled his campaign against global warming, won an Academy Award on Sunday.